An English teacher, specialising in facilitating the beginning of the literacy journey, I am empathetic and passionate about learning. I have over 25 years’ experience teaching at all levels, from phonics to GCSEs and beyond. I work with diverse range of students, including those with special educational needs: Autism, Asperger’s, BESD, ADD, Dyslexia, and ODD.
My approach for early learners draws on Systematic Synthetic Phonics, using cumulative codable readers which are topic based according to individual student interests. Recognising that different students have preferred learning styles, I also use a multi sensory approach to encourage whole word recognition and match approach to task, equipping students with a broad range of learning strategies.